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FIFA World Cup: Qatar’s 974 stadium was built with the same number of recycled shipping containers



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the FIFA World Cup in Qatar it has seen many firsts. It is the first time that the tournament is held in the middle East and also the first to be played during the winter months in the northern hemisphere. The Gulf country has built eight world-class stadiums to host the premier event taking place in Asia for the second time after South Korea and Japan co-hosted the 2002 edition.

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An interesting aspect of one of the stadiums built for the tournament is that it is made entirely of recycled shipping containers. The stadium is called ‘974’ and stands for the exact number of recycled shipping containers that were used to build the arena. 974 is also the international dialing code for Qatar. Stadium 974 is the first fully removable stadium in the history of the World Cups.

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The official FIFA World Cup Twitter page shared 360-degree images of Stadium 974 and it’s amazing to see. “Built with 974 shipping containers. the stadium can be completely dismantled and reused after the event. Take a look at Stadium 974,” the caption reads.

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Built with 974 shipping containers. the stadium can be completely dismantled and reused after the event 🧱

Check out Stadium 974 🏟️ #FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 5, 2022

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“Stadium 974 is one of my favorite stadiums in Qatar. Keep in mind that the name is coined from the country dialing code +974 which makes it even more special. The question now is what will the capacity be after dismantling the containers after the World Cup? wrote a user. “Handsome
stadium… We will miss him,” said another.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

The 40,000-capacity stadium will host six group stage matches and one round of 16 match. It was initially announced that the arena would be called the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.

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